Cordova Accelerated Performing Arts Brings Community Theatre To Youth

Rancho Cordova, CA (MPG)  |  By Rebecca Sloan, Cordova Accelerated Performing Arts
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Rancho Cordova local theater’s cast members for this summer’s production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream by Cordova Accelerated Performing Arts (CAPA). Photo by Rick Sloan

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - Just imagine it! Cordova Accelerated Performing Arts, or CAPA, kicked off their first summer of community theatre with rehearsals last week and with that their dream became reality.         

The group includes teachers, college and high school students, community members, and professionals from the region’s stages sharing their passion for theatre with high hopes of fostering a lifelong love of the performing arts and civic engagement.

“It took a village to launch this program from a little idea between two co-workers back in the spring of last year to this summer’s production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” said co-founder Shannon Mahoney.

The partners truly made this dream a reality. The program is funded by the City of Rancho Cordova’s Community Enhancement Fund and in-kind contributions from the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, the Cordova Recreation & Park District and non-profit partner Big Idea Theatre. CAPA is designed to help youth and young adults gain more confidence to pursue greater academic and professional success.

CAPA is free to youth and young adults age 15-23 years old who live in the City of Rancho Cordova and offers a tuition rate for those from neighboring communities. For young folks interested in learning about lights, sound, set construction, costumes and make up, there’s still time to join in this summer’s fun!

CAPA’s summer rehearsals will end with community performances highlighting Rancho Cordova’s homegrown talent on July 19 and 20 at the Cordova High Performing Arts Center. If you’re interested in supporting the program, volunteers and sponsors are still needed to help make the performances free to the community.

You can check out the program on Facebook as Cordova Accelerated Performing Arts or for more information email